The second Necron unit to join the forces designed for my “Pyramids of Stigmata” convention game consists of six Canoptek Wraiths.
There are painted using the same paint scheme as my Necron warriors (Painting: Necron Warriors), with a base color of Leadbelcher, followed by a wash of Nuln Oil, then a touch-up with Iron Breaker.
Inspired by photos on the Games Workshop website, I did go along with the dark panels on the wraiths’ backs and upper appendages, in my case a mix of Abaddon Black and Rhinox Hide. This was an annoying extra step that tested my patience, but once begun, I was stuck with it.
Also, I fancy that the darker appearance may provide a spookier, shadowy appearance, which is fitting as I intend for these creatures to phase-shift (Deep Strike) out of the ground during my scenario-based game. These are, after all, the guardians of a sleeping tomb world, and they would be among the first to challenge any interlopers.
One unexpected paint feature—one that has unintentionally turned into a common theme of my Necrons—is the use of red cabling. I simply wanted a touch of color to the miniatures, so I think red cables will be a constant from now on.
It’s funny how little things become a stand-by in your armies.
All in all, I really like these figures—they look very alien, and they add an ominous touch to my new Necron army.
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